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Management Team

Jeff Scheferman, CEO

Prior to his assignment as CEO of TAS, Mr. Scheferman was the Executive Chairman of CCR-USA, which acquired a majority interest in TAS in November 2015. His current assignment at TAS began in June 2016.

Prior to CCR-USA, Mr. Scheferman was co-founder, President and CEO of Airports Worldwide (formerly ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide). During his tenure at Airports Worldwide he built a portfolio of 11 airports under management serving 35 million passengers, to include five airports in which the company held an equity position. Prior to joining Airports Worldwide, he served as President of HAS Development Corporation, the private development affiliate of the Houston Airport System. It was during this assignment that he structured the joint venture that was the predecessor company to Airports Worldwide.

Mr. Scheferman’s other airport privatization and operations experience includes assignments as the Managing Director of Airport Group Australia, a subsidiary of Airport Group International (AGI), and AGI’s Director for Latin America, during which he led the acquisition of five airports in Australia and two airports in Latin America. Additionally, he served as the President and CEO of Los Angeles based Colliers International, a major commercial real estate company that during his tenure became an industry leader in the valuation and divestiture of former US air bases.

Mr. Scheferman holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Ripon College in Wisconsin, is a Distinguished Graduate of the Inte-Amercian Defense College, and holds the title of Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (retired).

Gerald Kolasch, Chief Commercial Officer

Gerald Kolasch joined Total Airport Services, LLC, in June 2005 as vice president of business development. In 2011, he assumed the role of COO to manage the rapid growth of the company’s locations and business lines, and in 2015, he was promoted to CCO, where he is currently responsible for the commercial strategy and development of the organization.

Prior to joining TAS, Gerald was with Panalpina, a worldwide transportation and logistics company based out of Basel, Switzerland. He began working at Panalpina after completing his basic military training with the Austrian Army. He quickly advanced within the Panalpina organization and was transferred to the United States in 1992. His first assignment was in Nashville, Tennessee. In 1994, he was transferred to Huntsville, Ala., where he was responsible for all operations at Panalpina’s North American air cargo hub. Mr. Kolasch's final position before joining TAS was as the head of capacity management for cargo traffic from North America to Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Raul Ruiz, Chief Operational Officer

Raul Ruiz joined Total Airport Services in April 2017 as Chief Operational Officer. He graduated with a B.S. Management from Pepperdine University and studied Strategic Supply Chain Leadership at Stanford University. Prior to joining TAS, Raul worked more than 20 years as senior-level executive with successful strategic and tactical leadership within the secure logistics and supply chain industry. His ability to instill common vision, motivate people to participate in high-level operational initiatives, drive process engineering, executing for results and delivering value for all stakeholders will support TAS to achieve our commitment to excellence.

Daniel Malinowski, Vice President, Business Development

Daniel Malinowski serves as the vice president of business development for Total Airport Services, LLC. His experience includes managing cargo warehouses, ground-handling operations and deicing services for major international carriers. Since coming to the United States from Poland in 1988, Mr. Malinowski has held positions as station manager, general manager and director of ground handling. He specializes in operation startups, marketing, client relations, contract negotiations and business development. Mr. Malinowski is particularly adept at turning around troubled operations and maximizing operational efficiencies.

Bridget Bell, Vice President of Operations

Bridget Bell joined Total Airport Services in July 2016 as vice president, business development. Prior to joining TAS, Bridget spent 12 years in the airline industry with management positions in the cargo divisions of United Airlines, American Airlines and most recently overseeing sales and operations in the Midwest region for Cathay Pacific. Bridget began her logistics career in ground transportation in 1999, at Carey International in Washington, DC. She graduated from Rosemont College with B.A. in Mathematics and is a native of Scranton, PA.

Jay Allbright, Director of Safety

Jay Allbright is the director of safety for Total Airport Services, LLC. Prior to joining TAS, Mr. Allbright was the director of safety and training for a large airline and ground-handling company where he managed aircraft ground-handling operations for 30 aircraft daily, and a HASP trucking operation with more than 100 trucks daily. During that time, Jay was also subcontracted by several smaller ground-handling companies to write and produce training programs specific to their areas of service. Today, his goal is to ensure Total Airport Services is an industry leader in safety, accuracy and efficiency.

Marlena Linton, Director of Human Resources

Marlena Linton, Corporate Director of Human Resources at Total Airport Services, LLC. (TAS), is an accomplished HR professional with over 30 years of experience in the human resources and management field. Marlena is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable TAS to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and motivated workforce. Marlena specializes in organizational development and change, employee relations, staffing, employee benefits, talent management, and learning. Marlena has served as the Human Recourses Director for Caribbean Entertainment, Human Resources Manager for Home Depot, Corporate Human Resources Policy Analyst for Health Net, as well as various operations and management roles. In these capacities, Marlena was responsible for developing and implementing on-boarding, training and development, performance management, employee retention, benefits management, policy compliance, diversity and employee relations policies and strategies. Marlena is currently working towards her Doctor of Management with an emphasis in Organizational Development and Change with an anticipated dissertation published date of July 2017. Marlena holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Cal State University Dominguez Hills, a BA in Theology from Advantage College and a MBA in Human Resources Management from Colorado Technical University.